Nature Journaling for Kids during Social Distancing

student and mentor studying nature

Cambridge School Volunteers has been posting weekly mini-lessons on nature journaling since April 6, 2020. These video and other resources are posted at csvinc.org/outdoors. The free, online resource draws on the organization’s experience offering Art & Science in One, a one-to-one mentoring program that brings entire classrooms of fourth- and fifth-grades outdoors to develop nature journals. Art & Science in One provides four hours

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CSV Corporate Partners Donate and Develop

corporate partner donates PPEs

GCP Applied Technologies this week donated more than 50,000 masks, and hand sanitizer, to Cambridge Health Alliance hospitals through the Cambridge Fire Department’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) collection drive. GCP is one of Cambridge School Volunteers’ corporate partners that recruits and helps CSV coordinate the matching of STEM professionals as one-to-one mentors to Rindge Ave Upper School seventh-graders. Currently, 20 GCP employees are engaged

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Armfuls of Good From an MIT Department

two women with armfuls of books, including "Just Joking—Cats"

Here I Am, by Patti Kim, was among 40 new books that an MIT department recently put into the hands of our Reading Buddies volunteers and their first-grade buddies this year. Students and staff of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering picked out and donated books to the program, which is geared toward instilling a love of reading. Last year we celebrated Sanofi

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CSV Restores Some Supports—Online and Virtual

CRLS-Building-Spring

The Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) Tutoring Center at the high school officially went online this week. On Monday, March 23, the first pairs of CSV volunteer tutors and high school students connected—or in some cases, reconnected—after a hiatus sparked by school building closures. As of Tuesday, March 23, 16 pairs were actively working together, with another nine pairs matched and ready to start. Instruction

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COVID-19: Update For Volunteers

COVID-19 virus

The safety and health of students, families, school volunteers, and community is the highest priority for Cambridge Public Schools (CPS). No cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have been identified within Cambridge Public Schools, and we will keep you informed of any changes and key updates. In the meantime, CPS is posting updates around the clock on the new coronavirus website. Feel free to take a moment to learn

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CSV Welcomes Lovleen Judson

Lovleen Judson

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is delighted to welcome new staffer Lovleen Judson to our team.  Judson (in photo), most recently a CSV volunteer at Graham and Parks School and a longtime volunteer at the Haggerty School, joins the organization as a program coordinator for upper school programs.  She will staff CSV’s after-school Learning Center at Cambridge Street Upper School. She will also take on

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Meet CSV’s New Director of High School Programs

Jay Bernal CSV Dir of High School Programs

Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV) has announced the appointment of its new director for volunteer programming at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS). Incoming CSV Director of High School Programs Jay Enciso starts his work at CSV with more than 10 years of experience at the Museum of Science, Boston (MOS). He most recently worked in the youth education department at the museum. Enciso’s

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Tutors Needed on Wednesdays

tutor with student

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is currently seeking tutors on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:15, from December through May. Each volunteer tutor will be matched individually to a middle school student referred for help by a teacher. CSV operates and staffs Learning Centers that provide after-school tutoring for small groups of teacher-identified Grade 6–8 students at five schools—Amigos, Vassal Lane Upper School, Putnam Avenue Upper

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NetPals Gets a New Leader—Analía Ivanier

analía ivanier is new director of netpals

Cambridge School Volunteers has promoted Analía Ivanier from program coordinator to director of its NetPals Program. Ivanier joined Cambridge School Volunteers at the start of the 2015–16 school year. She brings over twenty years of experience as an education researcher in both the United States (where she earned a Master of Arts in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University)  and in Argentina

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Volunteers—Claim Your Spot in our Math Workshop

math problem written out

Cambridge School Volunteers is offering a workshop about the Illustrative Math curriculum to our volunteers who work in Grades 6 through 8. The workshop will be held Monday, October 28, at 4:30 p.m. Registration is necessary. In addition, CSV welcomes attendance by any prospective volunteers who have specific intentions of becoming a one-to-one tutor in a CSV Learning Center at one of the city’s

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